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1

How is CoQ10 synthesized?

Primarily by the body and also consumed in the diet.

2

What is CoQ10 required for?

Mitochondrial energy synthesis and functions as an antioxidant in cell membranes and lipoproteins.

3

Name rich dietary sources of CoQ10.

meat
poultry
fish
soybean
canola oils
nuts

4

How may CoQ10 slow down the ageing process?

Due to it's antioxidant function it protects free radicals that contribute to ageing.

5

How can CoQ10 helps CVD patients?

Supplementation inhibits atherosclerosis by inhibiting LDL cholesterol oxidation due to it's antioxidant potential.
It also inhibits monocyte recruitment into atherosclerotic plaque.

6

CoQ10 levels in the heart muscle are lower in which patients?

Congestive heart failure patients.

7

Name 4 other conditions where CoQ10 supplementation may be helpful.

Myocardinal infarction
Angina Pectoris
Hypertension
Vascular endothelial function

8

What happens to the CoQ10 levels with patients on statins?

They have half the circulating levels of CoQ10 within 2 weeks of statins.

9

What is CoQ10 highly dependent upon?

Levels of circulating cholesterol

10

If you had a client with peridontal disease which orthomolecular nutrient would you be inclined to have them try and why?

CoQ10
Diseased gum tissues have significantly lower levels of CoQ10 in comparison to healthy gums.

11

How may CoQ10 help parkinson's disease?

Supplementation with CoQ10 is associated with slower deterioration of function in Parkinson's disease.

12

How may CoQ10 help with athletes?

Supplementation with CoQ10 may improve exercise tolerance in some individuals with genetic mitochondrial disease.